Director of Development (Full-Time, Exempt)
Reports to Executive Director
The Director of Development is responsible for actively supporting the fundraising and communications activities of Uplift Center for Grieving Children. The Director works closely with the Executive Director, the Board Chair, the Development Committee and Board members to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of Uplift Center for Grieving Children’s mission. This includes but is not limited to assisting in the annual appeals, expanding corporate support, cultivating major gifts, overseeing grants, and events. The Director of Development will also plan and implement public relations and marketing activities in this role. The Director of Development will work with their team to continually raise the visibility of the organization in the community through public relations and communications, including but not limited to media outreach, the website, and social media. The Director of Development manages a team of two – a full-time Development and Communication Associate and a part-time Grant Writer.
For those interested in applying, please email Patrick Oleskey, Director of Operations, at email@example.com by July 31.
Uplift Center for Grieving Children (formerly The Center for Grieving Children), located in Philadelphia, PA, provides free peer support groups for children and their caregivers grieving the death of a close loved one. Uplift also provides community-based groups in schools, post-crisis support for schools where a student dies, and trainings for professionals who work with grieving children and families. Uplift believes that no child should grieve alone. We are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate professional to join our team and support our mission.
Uplift Center for Grieving Children serves Philadelphia’s grieving children and families and works with a service population that is 85% African American. Uplift seeks a Director of Development committed to development and communications efforts that are effective, ethical, and inclusive. Uplift welcomes applicants who can contribute to and actively engage in the organization’s ongoing diversity initiatives and commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Uplift is looking for a Director of Development who is culturally competent, able to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms, and committed to equity and inclusion as an organizational practice and culture.